Song of the Day: Coll – The Keys

Taken from his anticipated EP, ‘Blue Magic 2’ – out now on all download and streaming sites – Norwich-based rapper/producer COLL‘s latest slick soulful number, ‘The Keys’,  touches on the topics of self-love and motivation in a witty, assured and intelligent manner.

“’The Keys’ is all about self-resilience, believing in yourself and making the right decisions in life to ensure happiness for yourself and your family”, explains COLL.

Born in Zimbabawe, COLL and his family moved to the UK when he was eight years old, where soon after, he became obsessed with the music of hip hop godfathers, The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, inspiring him to start his own musical journey. Since then, he’s released a plethora of well-received singles (including ‘Rockstar’ which is fast approaching 100,000 streams), performed at festivals such as Latitude & Sundown, and even set up his own label, True Music Records.

This Norwich-based imprint aims to offer a platform for local artists to kickstart their own careers. The label recently secured funding from the Arts Council England, and in collaboration with Pirate Studios, a studio and recording space based in Norwich, they’ve been able to provide free studio time to their roster as well as other local musicians.

Have a listen to COLL’s ‘The Keys’ below…

New Music Video: Soul Seek – Shumba Maasai (ft. Saffron)

Shumba Maasai Soul Seek

Born in Zimbabwe, UK raised hip hop lyricist SHUMBA MAASAI is cut from a different cloth. The kind of cloth made for the artist who digs deep into his soul and broadcasts a vibration outside of the norm.

With the new video for single, Soul Seek, Shumba is painting a picture using not only the energy of his unique take on hip hop but also the enchanting vocals of Saffron and the production talent of Holland based deeB.

So go on, have a soothing Monday and check out the video.